Showtime Orders Larry Wilmore Political Comedy Special

EXCLUSIVE: Showtime is getting into an election mode with Larry Wilmore’s Race, Religion And Sex, a one-hour comedy special starring Larry Wilmore, in which he explores issues dealing with race, religion and sex through comedy, satire and political commentary. The pay cable network has ordered one special with a possibility for more, and I hear a potential second show is eyed to air before the November Presidential elections. Shot in Salt Lake City, Utah in front of a live audience, the special will employ a town hall format, using a mix of interviews, panels, guest stars and “man on the street” field pieces, showcasing Wilmore’s comedic, intellectual and ethnic perspective. It is written by Wilmore, who is executive producing with Michael Rotenberg and David Miner of 3 Arts. UTA-repped Wilmore, the Emmy-winning creator of The Bernie Mac Show who also co-created The PJs, provides regular commentary on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart where he serves as “Senior Black Correspondent.”

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